May 29, 2019

Successful Dutch Norwegian Technology Transfer Experiment

TETRAMAX selected the TEBIX experiment for financial support within its 1st open call for Bilateral Technology Transfer Experiments (TTX) in 2018. The Tetramax support was a defining factor in the succesfull cooperation between the Dutch and Norwegian SME.

In this experiment the Dutch company Montr transferred its Narrowband (NB) IoT emergency button technology (licensed) to the Norwegian company Smarthelp for the integration into their system. By pairing the NB IoT emergency button with the Smarthelp system emergency services, friends or family can be alarmed by the click off a button in the most challenging circumstances. It’s a GDPR compliant and fully encrypted technology for personal security and alarm messaging.

The Smarthelp safety and security messaging system was originally developed and launched in Trondheim but is scaling up to a nationwide implementation. The aim of the Smarthelp system is to speed up alarm messaging from civilians to the national emergency response centers. With the digitizing of this messaging, it provides multiple additional advantages. It is highly secure, very reliable and (personal) data can be shared in a fast and secure way where the user always stays in control over personal data.

The Montr Narrowband Emergency Button is a product of Montr Safety Solutions, the division of an The Hague based tech company which focusses on the development of top-notch hardware solutions for the 5G spectrum. The Montr emergency button has already been integrated in the alarm system of multiple Dutch organizations. By using the low power, long range technology of NB IoT Montr has developed a very small but highly reliable safety solution for wide spread use. For example, as a safety precaution for elderly people, or so called ‘lone’ workers.

The Tetramax support was a defining factor in the succesfull cooperation between the Dutch and Norwegian SME. It resulted in new customers for Smarthelp system immediately afterwards the TTX in the spring of 2019.

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TETRAMAX is a Horizon 2020 innovation action within the European Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) initiative in the domain of customized and low-energy computing for Cyber Physical Systems and the Internet of Things. As a Digital Innovation Hub, TETRAMAX aims to bring added value to European industry, helping to gain competitive advantage through faster digitization. The project partially builds on experiences with the TETRACOM project during 2013-2016. TETRAMAX was launched in Sep 2017 and runs until Dec 2021.